2015 Toyota RAV4  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#52 of 2015 SUVs

#128 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 1996, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Toyota RAV4 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2015 Toyota RAV4 has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Toyota RAV4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0541% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1793%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0541% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1793% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8757Mazda 5Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Nissan RogueFord EscapeJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterJeep CompassMazda CX-5Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC TerrainHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is safer than the 2015 Mazda 5 and less safe than the 2015 Mazda CX-5, the 2015 Jeep Compass, the 2015 Subaru Forester, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, and the 2015 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2015 Nissan Rogue, the 2015 Honda CR-V, the 2015 GMC Terrain, and the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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